Properly measuring dry formulations of pesticides can definitely have an impact on food safety. However, this is often overlooked and I recently forgot to include it in a written food safety program and had to include it as part of a client’s corrective actions for their audit. So my recommendations are to have a SOP… continue reading »
Over the years I have seen that growers have very close relationships with their pesticide suppliers. In many cases the supplier rep will scout fields, make emergency deliveries and will always be available to discuss pest control decisions that change from day to day and that can be complicated. I would strongly urge you to… continue reading »
From my experience in the fruit and vegetable industry most packers and processors will implement an ATP verification program only if their 3rd-party food safety audit requires it. And a number of NPE clients decide to not use ATP as a sanitation verification tool even if their audit requires it. Audits aside ATP testing is… continue reading »
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